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    Hurkacz Falls Short in Halle Final as Sinner Clinches Victory

    In a gripping finale at the ATP tournament in Halle, Hubert Hurkacz fell to world number one Jannik Sinner in straight sets, 6-7(8), 6-7(2). The 22-year-old Italian showcased remarkable composure and skill, clinching both sets in closely contested tie-breaks, marking his first title on grass courts.

    The match was a showcase of high-quality tennis, featuring numerous impressive rallies. Despite Hurkacz’s valiant efforts, including a spectacular backward shot from the baseline, Sinner’s steady play in critical moments secured his victory. Throughout the match, both players exhibited strong serving games, with Hurkacz maintaining his serve impeccably and Sinner matching his prowess.

    The first set saw its closest break opportunity early on, with Hurkacz fending off Sinner’s break points in a tense third game. Sinner recovered from a brief lapse in the fourth game, leading to a tie-break where his consistent backhand edged out Hurkacz 10-8. The second set followed a similar pattern, with Hurkacz facing early pressure but responding with aces and solid net play. Despite this, another tie-break saw Sinner capitalize on early mini-breaks to dominate 7-2 and secure the match.

    Hubert Hurkacz – Jannik Sinner 0-2 (6-7, 6-7) 

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